Libby Lane: First female Church of England bishop installed

The first female bishop in the Church of England has been installed at Chester Cathedral.

The Rt Rev Libby Lane, 48, preached her first sermon in a service attended by hundreds of people.She was consecrated as the eighth Bishop of Stockport at York Minster in January.

In November, the Church of England formally adopted legislation to allow the appointment of women bishops after decades of debate.

During the service, she was presented with her pastoral staff and welcomed by the civic and faith communities from across the Diocese of Chester.

The service marked the formal start of her ministry in her diocese.

The Very Rev Prof Gordon McPhate, the Dean of Chester described it as a "new chapter" for the Church of England.

Source: BBC News